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Top cartoonists go behind the lines at Museum

12 DECEMBER 2007

Through the eyes of Australia's top cartoonists, a National Museum of Australia exhibition Behind the Lines: The Year's Best Cartoons captures the twists and turns of another eventful year in Australian politics.

The annual Behind the Lines exhibition features more than 80 cartoons which cover major issues surrounding the environment, healthcare, the economy and Indigenous Australia. In 2007, the dominant issue for many cartoonists was leadership; whether it was the emergence of Kevin Rudd as a possible leader or the Howard – Costello leadership battle drawing to a close.

The cartoons in this year's exhibition represent the best of the National Museum's latest set of acquisitions from artists around Australia including Alan Moir, Bill Leak, Cathy Wilcox, Geoff Pryor, John Spooner, Mark Knight and Warren Brown.


WHAT: Behind the Lines media preview

WHEN: 11am Thursday December 13, 2007

WHERE: National Museum of Australia


For interviews, images and more information please contact Dennis Grant on 02 6208 5351, 0409 916 481; Caroline Vero on 02 6208 5338, 0438 620 710 or media@nma.gov.au